Garrick Ohlsson returned to The Conrad in downtown La Jolla Friday, November 9, to play another all-Brahms piano recital. With his evident affection for the repertory, his superlative technique, and his insight into what makes Brahms’ piano music distinctive, his recital also turned into a graduate level master class for anyone who plays piano or has ever studied the instrument.
Friday’s San Diego Symphony Concert revealed that the romance between the Symphony and its new Music Director Rafael Payare continues to flourish. And San Diego audiences are responding with a spirited zeal that has taken residence in Copley Symphony Hall only since Payare’s advent.
Cultivating new audiences for classical music is a Holy Grail pursuit for local performing arts organizations as well as for astute individual musicians in the community. Recent experiences around San Diego have opened my eyes to some worthy outreach work that merits attention.
Comedy and romance make for an irresistible mixture in Lamb’s Players Theatre’s charming production of Ring Round the Moon. Staged by Producing Artistic Director, Robert Smyth, and Associate Artistic Director and director of Patron Services, Deborah Gilmour Smyth, the evening satisfies with smart laughs delivered by an excellent ensemble.
San Diego, CA October 29, 2019 – For the fifth year in a row, the San Diego Press Club awarded “Websites: Entertainment Site” to our very own SanDiegoStory.com. Judged by 11 other press clubs from around the country, this award comes with a very credible objectivity and focus on the quality of the work. The […]
There’s something especially appealing about watching an interpretation of a William Shakespeare show from a true devotee of the playwright. Over his extensive career, the Director of Professional Training for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program, Jesse Perez, has acted/directed/choreographed different Shakespeare tragedies and comedies.
“The Last Five Years” reminds us that love is worth the risk. It tiptoes between a drama and a comedy, and the circular structure is compelling. We can imagine Cathy and Jamie in a sequel, titled “The Next 10 Years.”